|E100-2: Genesis 3 - Tim Bulkeley|
This is the passage that makes sense of Gen 2, and of human life. Our world and our lives are broken and spoiled because of sin. Sin is not breaking rules, it is breaking relationship with the maker by wanting to assume the power ourselves. The reading of Genesis 3 is here. There is another take on this passage, talking about Bonhoefferâs paradoxical take on âconscienceâ in an earlier podcast.
Keywords: bible; creation; genesis; sin; fall
|E100-6: Genesis 12: How odd of God! - Tim Bulkeley|
Genesis 12 marks the beginning of the real story of the Bible. Chapters 1-11 are a prologue both to Genesis and to the Bible as a whole. They introduced us to "characters" (not least God - singular and with a capital G) and to the central issue that the Bible addresses. In chapter 12 we are introduced to Abraham, the first of the ancestors of the people God chose. Their story will fill the rest of the Old Testament...
Keywords: bible; E100; Faith; Genesis; Sin
|E100-5: Genesis 11:1-9: Babbling away at Babel - Tim Bulkeley|
This is a repost of one of two 5 Minute Bible pieces on Babel. The other one is here: Babel 2: Gen 11 a straight up and down story This time I've used some technical language, but I think it will make sense, however if you do want to learn more about 'point of view' and 'frames' you could see my Introduction to Narrative and Narrative Poetics which is not as technical as it may sound!
Keywords: bible; genesis; e100; babel; sin; grace
|E100 week 1: Genesis 1-11: The Bibleâs Prologue - Tim Bulkeley|
All, speech requires prior knowledge to be understood. Usually this is largely shared within a culture. So if I say "the cat" I do not usually have to tell you first what a cat is. (Even if in the context of a novel about old-time sailors it might be a whip. Some courses of study have organised "prerequisites" courses you must take before them. Many books have a preface or prologue that cointains material the author thinks you need to know before tackling the body of the work...
Keywords: bible; genesis; e100; prologue; sin; grace
|E100-9: Genesis 27-28: Dysfunctional but chosen - Tim Bulkeley|
Don't look for happy families in the tales of the ancestors, matriarchs and patriarchs, of God's chosen people. Genesis 27-28 carry the story into the next two generations but present a thoroughly dysfunctional family. Yet Genesis 28 tells also of one of the most dramatic revelations of God and renewal of Godâs promises to this chosen people. These chapters present a powerful reminder that humans are full of and ruled by sin, but that Godâs grace is not thwarted so easily...
Keywords: E100; Genesis; Grace; Sin
|E100 week 2: Genesis 12-36: Patriarchs, Matriarchs and Faith - Tim Bulkeley|
The first week's readings covered the prologue to Genesis, the second week covers the Ancestors of Faith, the Matriarchs and Patriarchs of Israel. Here we begin to see the first outlines of God's plan to restore a world warped and twisted by human sin. We also begin to discover what it means to be "people of faith". ABRAHAM - PROMISE The first vertical window from the entrance on the north side represents Abraham and promise...
Keywords: E100; bible; Faith; Genesis; Sin
|E100-77: Acts 13:1 - 14:28: The First Missionary Journey - Dr Tim Bulkeley|
Paul's summarises the Old Testament story from a Jewish-Christian perspective as a world looking for a saviour. Then John showed that still "today" not just in ancient times people are looking for a saviour. Jesus not only died, but rose, and this is the keeping of God's ancient promises. In Jesus God fills out, fully, the hopes and promises of the past. In Jesus, we are set free from sin - sin is not a trendy term today, but we still suffer from living in a world that is wrong...
Keywords: E100; Acts; Paul; Sin